July 10-11, 2007
Great Falls

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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Dean's Conference Room
MSU-Great Falls College of Technology
2100 16th Ave. South, Great Falls


3:00 PM       Board Convenes

  1. Board Review of Committee Assignments: Regent Hamilton

  2. Discussion of Board Self-evaluation Proposal

  3. Executive Session: Personnel Evaluations (Commissioner Stearns and President Dennison)

5:00 PM       Board Recesses

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

McLaughlin Center in Providence Hall University of Great Falls
1301 20th Street South, Great Falls

9:00 AM       Board Convenes

  1. Roll Call and Introductions

  2. Approval of Minutes

9:05 AM       ACTION 

  1. Certification of Election for Ravalli Community College District
    ITEM 136-102-R0707 | Supporting Materials 136-102-R0707

  2. Authorization of Easement to Northern Lights Development Company, Fort Missoula Property - ITEM 136-1001-R0707| Supporting Materials 136-1001-R0707


  1. Report on the Montana Family Education Savings Program -
    Composite Performance | Informed Advisor | Press Release | Pacific Life Portfolio (PowerPoint slideshow)
  2. Discussion of Student Loan Issues
  3. MUS Biennial Planning Cycle
  4. LRBP Priority Projects - Ag Experiment Stations
  5. Campus Reports

10:45 AM     CONSENT

Staff Items:

  1. Office of Commissioner - ITEM 136-100-R0707
  2. UM-Missoula -  ITEM 136-1000-R0707
  3. Montana Tech of UM -ITEM 136-1500-R0707
  4. UM-Western -ITEM 136-1600-R0707
  5. MSU-Billings - ITEM 136-2700-0707
  6. Professor Emeritus of Journalism: Sharon Barrett; UM-Missoula  - ITEM 136-1005-R0707
  7. Professor Emeritus of Arts and Humanities: Harry Fritz, Professor of History, College of Arts and Sciences; UM-Missoula - ITEM 136-1006-R0707
  8. Professor Emeritus of Art and Humanities: Anthony Mattina; UM-Missoula - ITEM 136-1007-R0707
  9. Professor Emeritus of Chemistry: Edward E. Waali; UM-Missoula - ITEM 136-1008-R0707
  10. Professor Emeritus of English: Kathleen M. Gadbow; UM-Missoula - ITEM 136-1009-R0707
  11. Professor Emeritus of English: Michael William McClintock; UM-Missoula - ITEM 136-1010-R0707
  12. Professor Emeritus of Arts and Humanities: Ludmilla Prednewa; UM-Missoula - ITEM 136-1011-R0707
  13. Professor Emeritus of Mining Engineering: John Brower; Montana Tech of UM - ITEM 136-1501-R0707
  14. Professor Emeritus of Liberal Studies: Robert L. Holdsworth; Montana Tech of UM -  ITEM 136-1502-R0707
  15. Professor Emeritus of Music: Lowell Hickman; MSU Bozeman - ITEM 136-2001-0707

Administrative/Budget Items:

  1. Student Equipment Fee Allocation; MSU-Bozeman -  ITEM 136-2002-0707
  2. Student Computer Fee Allocation; MSU-Bozeman - ITEM 136-2003-0707
  3. Greenhouse Removal and Construction; Montana Tech of UM - ITEM 136-1504-0707

Labor Agreements/Other

  1. Montana Rural Physicians Incentive Program
    ITEM 136-103-R0707
  2. Operating Engineers: Four-year Campuses
    ITEM 136-104-R0707| Supporting Materials 136-104-R0707
  3. University Faculty Association; UM-Missoula
    ITEM 136-105-R0707| Supporting Materials 136-105-R0707
  4. Operating Engineers: 5 Colleges of Technology -
    ITEM 136-106-R0707| Supporting Materials 136-106-R0707
  5. MSU Nurses -  
    ITEM 136-107-R0707| Supporting Materials 136-107-R0707
  6. Appointment of Motorcycle Safety Advisory Committee -
    ITEM 136-108-R0707
  7. Appointments to Local Executive Boards -
    ITEM 136-109-R0707 | Supporting Materials 136-109-R0707

11:00 AM     Board Recesses for Tour
                     (all attendees welcome for tour at MSU-Great Falls COT)

1:00 PM       Planning Session – Regents, Commissioner, OCHE Senior Staff, and Campus CEO’s  
                   Location: Sletten Regional Cancer Center–Hope Education Center

5:00 PM       Board Adjourns


Other than the meeting starting time, times listed are approximate.  In addition, agenda items may be rearranged unless an item is listed as having a “time certain.”  Action may be taken on any item listed on the Board or Committee Agendas.  Public comment is welcome on all items.

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